by Roger Le Grove Rogers
August 13, 2004
Our view of Olympic second round matches
Sweden vs. Nigeria
Sweden will be highly motivated for this game, and they must be cautious in the opening minutes not to be lose in defense. Nigeria's main hope for success in this match is to score early. Sweden should be able to get back in control again.
China vs. Mexico
Will the young China team be able to rebound after the thrashing by Germany? Mexico's tight defensive game may make it difficult for them. Their experience playing the USA so often will help but we think that China will win this one.
Greece vs. Australia
A must game for both teams if they are going to stay for the next round. Both teams are evenly matched skill wise, but Australia strong physical style may give them the win.
USA vs. Brazil
Should be the best game of the round to watch since both teams usually play open attacking soccer against each other, none of those boring defensive bunkers for these two teams.
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